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No. 19 Pepperdine Defeats No. 21 USC, 8-3, Tuesday Afternoon

Feb. 13, 2007

Malibu, Calif. - Junior shortstop Danny Worth and freshman first baseman Ryan Heroy collected three hits apiece to lead a 16-hit attack and junior right hander Adam Olbrychowski pitched six solid innings of relief to lead No. 19 Pepperdine to an 8-3 non-conference victory over No. 21 USC Tuesday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

The win was the fourth straight for the Waves, who improved to 5-2 on the season, while USC fell to 5-4.

For the third straight game, Pepperdine fell behind before rallying. Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the third, the Waves scored three times to take a 4-2 lead.

Junior center fielder Adrian Ortiz opened the inning with a base hit and moved to second on a balk by USC starter Tommy Milone (2-1). Worth followed with a walk and sophomore third baseman Chase d'Arnaud tied the score with a double down the left field line.

Freshman designated hitter Mark Tracy then singled to left field to drive in two runs to put the Waves on top, 4-2.

Pepperdine added a single run in the fourth and broke the game open with a three-run fifth, highlighted by a run-scoring single from sophomore second baseman Denny Duron and a two-run single from Worth.

For the second straight game, eight of the nine starters in the Waves line-up had at least one hit. Tracy and Brown each had two hits to go along with three hits apiece from Worth and Heroy.

Working in relief of starter Robert Della Grotta, Olbrychowski came on in the third inning with Pepperdine trailing 2-1 and limited the Trojans to three hits, a run and two walks.

Pepperdine returns to action on Friday when it opens a three-game series against No. 10 Wichita State at Eddy D. Field Stadium beginning at 2 p.m.